Metropolitan Police to sell New Scotland Yard
Wednesday, October 31, 2012
They are trying to reduce their £3.6 billion annual budget by500 million, following cuts by the coalition government. If the sale of New Scotland Yard goes ahead, the Metropolitan Police would move to a new location on the in the Curtis Green building, formerly the site of .
Other proposals have been raised including selling off other property assets and closing police counters during off-peak hours, but officer numbers are to be maintained.
New Scotland Yard famously has a three-sided rotating sign that turns 14,000 times per day. John Tully, chairman of the, which represents the interests of police officers, said it is "regrettable" that an "iconic building like New Scotland Yard is going to bite the dust". Tully also noted there will be relocation costs.
- Andrew Hough. "New Scotland Yard faces being sold under sweeping budget cuts" — , October 30, 2012
- Virkam Dodd. "New Scotland Yard faces sell-off as Met floats cost-cutting plans" — , October 30, 2012